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Vienna: Tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Dinner and a Concert

1. Vienna: Tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Dinner and a Concert

Discover the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna after-hours paired perfectly with dinner and a concert. Tour through the palace with an audio guide, take a train ride to a fine restaurant nearby, before listening to a concert by Mozart and Strauss in the Orangery. Meet in front of the main entrance of Schönbrunn Palace and enter inside, using your smartphone as your audioguide. Explore the interior of the palace and learn its many interesting histories and facts. Take a panoramic train ride through the Palace gardens, that arrives at the restaurant for your special meal. Enjoy dinner for about an hour, then ride the Panorama train back towards the concert. Enter into the Orangery Schönbrunn and take your seats. Feel the anticipation as the orchestra takes the stage, and immerse into the sounds of Mozart and Strauss for the evening.

Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

2. Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

By using Schönbrunn's panorama train you can discover Schönbrunn's beautiful baroque gardens at your own pace. The round-trip tour offers nine different stops, including Schönbrunn Palace, Obelisk, and Gloriette with its breathtaking view of Vienna city. Choose stops you like the most and spend some time taking pictures or enjoying Viennese pastries at Cafè Gloriette. Decide which stops you would like to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Schönbrunn area, or relax and make one full round tour to discover the area in approximately 50 minutes.

Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

3. Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

Take part in this excursion to a concert in the Orangerie Schönbrunn in Vienna, a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and a courtly tradition dating back many hundreds of years. In Schönbrunn you will experience the magic and spectacle of this UNESCO world heritage site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord. Feel welcome at the Schönbrunn Palace. Listen as the Palace Orchestra plays masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, accompanied with dance and song. On selected dates, the concerts take place in the Great Gallery or in the White-Gold Room directly in the Palace, in the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre or other concert halls in Vienna.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Audio Tour & Classical Concert

4. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Audio Tour & Classical Concert

Listen to live renditions of Mozart and Strauss' classical compositions at a concert in Schönbrunn Palace's Orangery after a self-guided audio tour. Have the 22 rooms of the palace all to yourself after opening hours and then settle into your choice of seat for the performance. Make your way to the palace and enter the historic building at 5:30 P.M. Use your own mobile phone as a guide to lead you through the rooms on show, learning about the history of Schönbrunn Palace. After your self-guided tour, enjoy about 2 hours of free time to explore the grounds or relax. At around 8:00 P.M., the Orangery will open. Take your seat and enjoy a beautiful classical music concert. Listen to the incredible skill of the Schönbrunn Palace orchestra and the Schönbrunn chamber ensemble as they enchant you with beautiful melodies.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Dining & Classical Concert

5. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Dining & Classical Concert

Experience fine dining and a classical concert at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace. Admire the royal grounds on a train ride to the restaurant with panoramic views and indulge in a delicious meal. Take the train back to the Orangery and listen to renditions of Mozart and Strauss. Make your way to Schönbrunn Palace in the evening and meet your host who'll show you to the train. Climb aboard and look out over the palace and its gardens as you travel in comfort. Arrive at the restaurant and be served a meal of your selection. Ride back to the palace and take your chosen seat in the unique Orangery, where the 2-hour concert will soon begin. Lose yourself in the music as the beautiful melodies composed by Mozart and Strauss fill the room.

Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

6. Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Meet your driver in front of the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a 30-minute ride by horse-drawn carriage to soak up the atmosphere of the well preserved baroque garden. See the different constructions from the Imperial period, such as the Palm house, which features plants from all around the world, the stunning Neptune and Obelisk fountains, the Orangerie and many more. During the ride your "Fiaker" (driver) will tell you about the history of Vienna. Listen to the stories he has to tell you about Schönbrunn, its inhabitants and visitors, as well as about the long tradition of horse-drawn carriages in Vienna. You will be sure not to miss anything from these extensive gardens, as you will see almost every corner from a comfortable seat on your carriage. Just lean back and admire the scenery.

Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

7. Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

Combine two divine experiences: exclusive culinary art and world-famous music. At a restaurant within walking distance of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, you will be served an amazing dinner at 6:30 PM. At around 8:00 PM, head to Schönbrunn Orangery and settle in as the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra presents the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss together with international opera singers.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

8. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna city explorer pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 35% off compared to buying separate tickets. You'll have so much to see and plenty of time to see it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advanced reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tour Vienna or the Danube River Cruise – the choice is yours! There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering, trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Kick Bike Self-Guided Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions.

Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: Tour, Dinner & Concert

9. Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: Tour, Dinner & Concert

Visit Vienna and spend a wonderful evening at Schönbrunn Palace with a tour, dinner, and a concert. Immerse yourself in the world of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Franz Joseph I and explore the imperial hunting lodge after the opening time of the palace with your own smartphone. The magnificent architecture and exquisite interiors make Schönbrunn Palace an attraction that you should not miss. Enjoy a 3-course-Dinner at a selected restaurant in walking distance to the Orangery. At the Orangery Schönbrunn, you can enjoy music by Mozart and experience a concert in the magnificent concert hall. Enjoy the marvelous overtures, arias, and duets from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concertos and operas, such as “The Marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, and “Don Giovanni”. The most popular arias, waltzes, and polkas of the waltz king Johann Strauss will delight you during the second half, such as “Die Fledermaus”, “The Gypsy Baron”, “The Blue Danube”, and “Radetzky March”. The orchestra is accompanied by 2 opera singers.

Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

10. Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

Visit the Grand Schönbrunn Palace and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a private tour. Meet your guide in front of the palace and receive a quick overview of its history. Enter the palace and see the impressive entrance hall and the lavish garden from a distance. Go to the staterooms on the first floor and admire the rooms of the second last emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elisabeth (known as Sisi). Follow your guide to the staterooms where Mozart performed for the imperial family when he was six years old. Stand in the heart of the palace with the biggest hall and the grand gallery, used for balls, receptions, and as a banqueting hall. Get a peek at the former private rooms of Maria Theresia and her husband Franz Stephan before concluding the tour in the Hunting Room.

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What people are saying about Schönbrunn Gardens

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,884 reviews

Great electric train with extensive information about the castle. You can get on/off at the 9 stops and continue on the next train. If you have difficulties getting onto the train, the driver will help you with a transportable step (just ask). There is a 10-minute break at the Gloriette stop. By the way, they have delicious ice cream there. There is a ramp for prams and wheelchair users to get back into the train. We liked it very much.

Beautiful surroundings with a journey into the past, successful connection. A bit difficult to find, get there early. Gladly again

The setting was royal, the musicians and singers were excellent and the repertoire was enjoyable. A perfect evening.

I loved the experience. It gives a lot of interesting things to do and explore.

If you travel to Vienna, make it a point to visit my Schonbrunn.